This week has been a bit of a disappointment to say the least. Mother’s Day pretty much sucked. I’ve been subjected to teenage attitude from hell. My kitchen floor was totally wrecked when the same moody teen dropped an entire bottle of red food dye on it. The result of which was what looked like a murder scene, it was up the walls, up me, the window and of course it stained the floor and cupboards. Having escaped said murder scene, I then managed to drive into a raised pavement, not once, but twice. Because clearly I had to make sure I’d completely caved the front of my car in rather than just denting it slightly. Honestly you couldn’t make this stuff up!
The one thing that has got me through this week is the fact that today is a public holiday so I won’t have to do the school run at ridiculous o’clock in the morning. Roll on the Easter holidays in just over a week.
Here’s what I have enjoyed this week:
I finished My Husband’s Wife and it was such a brilliant read. I loved it so much I read another Amanda Prowse book straight after. The Idea of You is heartbreaking and heartwarming in equal measure. It focuses on pregnancy, loss and what it means to be a mother, in every sense of the word.
If you haven’t read a book by Amanda Prowse yet, I’d definitely recommend them. And don’t worry the aren’t my usual brand of chick lit. They’re very much real. Offering glimpses into what could be your next door neighbour’s or colleagues lives.
Suzanne over at Inside Outside and Beyond has written another cracker. A Midlife Pity Party had me nodding along to every word. If you’re feeling a little lost with your blog, or even just life in general, it’s a must read.
I’ve been moaning I don’t get to take photos of the glorious sunsets over the sea when I pick the Mr up from work now the clocks have changed. This sunrise certainly made up for it. We may have even been a smidge late for school after the teen and I grabbed the DSLR and rushed upstairs to take photos of it rising over the pool.
Tenuous link but I ‘made’ a list of the things that are helping me stick to my diet. I’ve lost just over 10lb and dropped a rather impressive (if I do so myself) 27.5 inches over 6 weeks. I’ve also made real progress on quitting smoking. I’ve been cigarette free for a whole month.
Gym clothes and a frown? Not much to see here I’m afraid.
As I said we have a nice long weekend ahead of us. We haven’t made any plans and I think that’s probably just what I need after this week. I’m looking forward to lazy mornings reading in bed, snuggles with the little fella and just switching off for a few days.
Have a great weekend whatever you get up to!